Was anyone outside in middle Tennessee around 8am?? Remember the temperature? Remember the wind?
Today was scheduled for a 45-mile bike ride. We’ve had bad weather for 2 days, but today it was to have been a bit warmer and sunny, although quite windy. Ummmm, yeah. By 3 or 4 this afternoon, it really was warm, sunny, and pretty. But early this morning it was cold and windy (45 degrees, 15-18 mph wind).
Jesse, in a huge show of spousely support, joined me on this frigid adventure. We each had on leggings and double sweatshirt top layer and were still cold. We headed out 96 East to Auburntown, turned south toward Woodbury, stopped for a quick snack, then headed in on 70S, with a final right turn at the bypass to home. Contrary to what Jesse will tell you, I did NOT leave him behind, I just had higher motivation to make it home because I had a client at 2. I did not know it would offend him like it did…he was having a Butterfinger sinker and had slowed his pace substantially, and I really was worried about keeping on schedule. So here it is, Jesse….my public apology. Thank you for coming on the ride with me, and I’m sorry I didn’t wait for you.
By the time we got home, the weather was really shaping up and turning into a beautiful spring day.
No ipod today…
Thanks for reading.
April 21, 2009 at 4:47 am
Jesse’s Training Blog…..so Gayle suckers me into riding with her today it’s going fine …she even lets me stop long enough to get a hot biscuit and a butterfinger…..and then well it’s hard for me to say but she smokes me ….ever watch one of those tour stages on tv when one of the guys steps up out of the saddle and leaves the rest behind ????? she just leaves me like yesterdays news !!! no remorse….no mercy….no looking back….. just leaves me… I can remember pulling a kiddy cart with the twins in it and pushing Gayle up a hill on RAGBRAI…. my how the tables have turned….. I’ll be licking my pride for a while over this one….Gayle you’ll do great on your TRI….